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Behavioral Health Clinician II – Child & Adolescent Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Program

Frontier Behavioral Health

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted January 9, 2022.

Frontier Behavioral Health’s presence in Spokane is more than 100 years strong, allowing our non-profit organization to understand the varied needs of our clients and the larger community.

Our programs are designed to provide evidence-based treatment to adults, youth and seniors who are dealing with a wide range of behavioral health issues.

As a Trauma-Informed Care Organization, we firmly believe in recovery and that our clients can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to assist then in their journey.

If you want to have a positive impact in the lives of others come join us!

WISe is a team and community-based model that provides individualized services to ensure youth and their families live successfully in their homes and communities.

This program provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare services and supports to Medicaid-eligible individuals age 21 or younger and their families.

WISe services will:
Reduce the impact of mental health symptoms on youth and families, increase resiliency, and promote recovery
Keep youth safe, at home, and progressing in school
Help youth avoid delinquency
Promote youth development and maximize potential to grow into healthy, independent adults.
Focused and driven by the needs of family and family’s support community; and provided in partnership with the client, family, and mental health provider.

The WISe Clinician is specially trained to coordinate and facilitate the WISe process with the individual(s) and their families.

The WISe Clinician provides trauma-informed, person-centered counseling/case management to youth and families served in the WISe program within all phases and activities of WISe.

The WISe Clinician will develop and implement treatment plans, coordinate and assist the client with obtaining services, provide client education and conduct risk assessments while measuring client progress toward established goals and objectives.

This is a specialized position requiring a willingness to be on-call outside of normal business hours to respond to clients (usually via the phone) on a rotational basis with the other WISe team members.

The WISe clinician is to provide targeted support services and to assist in the provision of a system of care that is child-centered with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided, to assist in preventing an out-of-home placement.

To be effective, the WISe Clinician will work with children in their homes and communities and incorporate the entire family in the treatment program, and be focused on their strengths as well as the child’s age and cultural heritage.

The WISe Clinician will need to maintain close communication with the other involved WISe team members, and another clinical and administrative staff in order to assure the highest quality of services is delivered to the youth consumer and his/her family.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes but are not limited to the following:
Provide trauma informed, Person-centered counseling utilizing evidence-based practices.
Identify and include the client’s support network in care coordination.
Assist clients in identifying and accessing resources which will meet their needs.
Assist clients in the development of healthy coping mechanisms.
Provide client education on mental disorders and support with symptom management.
Coordinate and collaborate with community resources on behalf of clients.
Manage caseload and meet productivity standard in accordance with agency guidelines.
Develop and implement care plans, measurable objectives and obtainable goals, in collaboration with the client, evaluating clients progress and adjusting as needed.
Incorporate other WISe team members and their roles when developing care plan objectives and interventions.
Conduct risk assessments, develop and implement safety plans and interventions as needed.
Facilitate and co-facilitate client treatment groups.
Maintain client records and all other required documentation in a timely and confidential manner, in accordance with agency policies and practices.

Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from accredited college or university.
Must apply for Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration within 30 days of hire.
Must complete a state supported WISe training module or its equivalent
Must complete training and be able to administer the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) screening.
Two years of experience providing clinical behavioral health services preferred.

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